As part of a major restructuring of its unprofitable computer business, McDonnell Douglas' Information Systems Group has laid off 290 people across the country, including about 50 at two divisions in Orange County.
The group, which has 11,500 employees worldwide including 1,000 in Orange County, has no other operations in Southern California.
The Orange County layoffs are concentrated at two Irvine-based units, McDonnell Douglas Field Services, a computer maintenance company, and McDonnell Douglas Computer Systems, which manufactures computers for specialized businesses.
Layoffs Began Last Month
A company spokesman in Irvine said Tuesday that the restructuring should be completed within several weeks. When the restructuring was announced in late September, a company official said, "There may well be some layoffs."
On Tuesday, the spokesman said, "It is unpredictable now if any more layoffs will occur, but there may be" some more.